Premier MMA Championship is set to take place on Saturday May 18th at the Hits Entertainment Complex in Covington Kentucky presenting a night full of live MMA featuring some of the best up and coming future stars of the sport including Dustin Smith who will make his first appearance inside the Premier MMA Championship cage
Some of the athletes who you will see compete inside the cage on May 18th took a few moments out of their training to give you, the fans a little background on who they are and give you their thoughts on their upcoming fight at Premier MMA Championship.
Q- Tell the fans your name?
Q- Your Home Town?
Q- What gym do you train with?
Q-Favorite Training Partner?
A-Everyone I train with are my favorite, we have a great group of people to train with and learn from. I got a small group of guys who’s talents I admire, Charlie Hoskins incredible speed, Doug Davidson’s power and the way Chris Meyers can deliver a kick! I dont have 1 set favorite person.
Q- How long have you been training?
A-A little over 7 years
Q-BJJ/TKD/Wrestling experience/Belt Level?
A-BJJ blue belt
Q-When did you make your MMA debut?
Q- What made you start competing in MMA?
A-I was in a really bad dark place in my life depression was destroying me and after realizing one day no one but myself will pull me out of it. I started training, I had a cousin who did it and watching him and the fights on TV I got that feeling like I needed to be involved in it.
Q- How do you feel like you match up with your opponent on May 18th?
A-I think it’s a good solid fight for me. My opponent is no slouch win or lose this will be a good fight to get back in the groove and pick up more in 2019!
Q- How do you predict the fight will end? and in what round?
A-I don’t want to make any predictions on how a fight will end. Opening are there for a second and then they are gone. The momentum is constantly changing I just got to be able to capitalize when the moment presents itself, and hope he don’t catch me slippin.
Q- Why should fans come out to see you compete at Premier MMA Championship on May 18th in Covington Kentucky?
A-I really dont know how to answer that. There are other guys with more talent and more a drive to reach a higher level than I in this sport. I’m just here to have fun, eventually go pro and make a few dollars back. I dont see a seat in the UFC for me. I’m just a guy who works a day job and does this to deal with what life throws at him.
Q- If there was one thing you can say to your opponent about your fight on May 18th, what would that be?
A-Seemed like a real stand up guy when I met you. Really enjoy sparring with you. Let’s keep this clean and friendly. Then have a beer or 2 after the fights over!
Q- What has been the most memorable moment of your MMA journey?
A-The times I won in the cage. The feeling of that will never fade from my memory.
Q- What is your favorite MMA moment as a fan?
A-Watching the multiple training partners I’ve had over the years make it to the big stage and perform on national TV.
Q- Who is your all-time favorite MMA fighter? and why?
A-George St Pierre I really like how humble he seems. Great way to be for anyone.
Q- When you’re not at the gym training what is your favorite hobby to keep yourself busy?
A-I play airsoft with a good group of people. I’m on the Ghost Airsoft team.
Q- Outside of MMA what type of job do you have?
A-I work in telecommunications. Not much more about that I care to talk about.
Q- When you’re in the gym training, or just working out what artist or music gets you in a zone?
A-I like metal or something that brings me back to when things were hard.
Q-Who is your favorite music group or artist?
A-Slipknot, stone sour or whatever Corey Taylor is doing.
Q-What is your favorite movie?
Q-Who is your favorite actor/actress?
A-Most definitely Cesar Garcia. He will be a household name like wonder bread. One day.
Q-What’s your favorite color?
Q-What is your “go to” meal after weigh-In’s?
A-Chicken, rice, and spinach.
Q-What’s your favorite quote?
A-Be better than you were yesterday.
Q- In closing the forum is yours, you have the freedom to say whatever you would like.
A-I got my name Hard to Get from my great grandfather’s air crew. He flew B17 bombers during world war 2. On one mission his plane was destroyed and went down. He kept the plane stable so the rest of the crew could escape the downed plane. Not all the men survived, but a few of the 10 man crew made it home and had families because of his sacrifice. I am proud of his story I grew up hearing about him by my grandfather who was the most influential person in my life. I love telling his story and I want to honor him and his memory every time I fight.
Tickets are available now at CINCYFIGHTS.COM